Podcast: Family Law Now

Family Law Now | Ep. 51: Common Law Separations – Advanced Topics

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Episode 51

This episode is an extension of Family Law Now | Ep. 49: Common Law Separations, where the panelists take a deeper dive into common law separations.

In this podcast, Russell Alexander, and our associate family lawyers, Bill Rogers and Adam Borer cover the following topics:

  1. The Definition of Spouse
  2. Spousal Support Revisited
  3. Property Claims
    1. Resulting Trust
    2. Joint Family Venture
    3. Constructive Trust
    4. The Home: DOS or Market Value
    5. Pensions
  4. Legislative Reform & Other Considerations
  5. Tort & Damages

Family Law Now LIVE is a live virtual event series hosted by Russell Alexander and featured guests. They present on various topics surrounding family law to provide helpful information, answer questions, and share insights with the audience in real time. This podcast episode is a recording of the virtual event hosted on August 18, 2021. Registration is now open to attend upcoming live events.

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About the author

Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

For more information, visit our website, or you can call us at: 905-655-6335.